Most studies on the use of pesticides are funded by those that produce the chemicals but only independent research can inform us about the best agricultural practices.
In the early 20th century, voters in rural Australia began to organise politically for the first time – and proved crucial to the ousting of the reformist Labor government in 1913.
Governments need to think about global ways agricultural policies may affect the stability of the food system as a whole, beyond locally focused efforts to increase resilience in production.
Labor hopes their six-point plan could turn around Australia's poor international reputation on animal welfare.
Developing countries present an opportunity for agroecological innovations to help small-scale farmers.
Agriculture is well placed to provide employment for millions across the African continent.
Decision making on water infrastructure in peri-urban areas is challenging. But lessons have been learnt from a water project in Mozambique.
Recent extreme rains and weather in the Midwest are causing a multitude of problems in the topsoil that much of the nation's food supply relies on.
Farming data collected by governments, agribusinesses and banks is regulated in a piecemeal fashion, and ends up beyond the reach of farmers.
The bulk of Canada’s agricultural production is in the Prairie provinces.
The global population will top 9.5 billion by 2050 – but cities could play a major role in making sure everyone has enough to eat.
Feeding pigs seaweed could make them, us and the planet healthier without contributing to antibiotic resistance in bacteria.
Amid the insect extinction crisis, some species are actually increasing. Here's why that's not necessarily a good thing.
Land reform programme has done very little to improve access to land for black South Africans.
A national minimum wage could benefit young people who have jobs and stimulate those who have given up trying to find work. But those without work need additional help.
The green revolution: small-scale, informal irrigation is expanding in Zimbabwe and small scale farmers are leading the way.
High poverty levels mean people lack access to land and work and they are often driven to settle in zones that are exposed to natural hazards.
Supermarkets and farms have acted to ensure they discard fewer "ugly" and "wonky" fruit and vegetables. However, the bulk of the problem lies with households.
Ethiopia's teff plant is gluten-free and demand is growing. The country needs to upgrade its harvesting to reap the rewards.
If the pattern of drought continues in South Africa it's likely to affect the country's financial standing too.